Group Camping on the Kern River

Group Camping on the Kern is made easy here at MRA Campground, in Kernville, CA.  Choose one of our group sites to accommodate groups of 12 up to 24.  Or, choose to reserve camp sites that are side-by-side and expand your camping possibilities here on the majestic Kern River. If you have a large group, ask our reservation staff about Boulder Beach (quad sites), or Sandy Beach, Scrub Jay Beach, Cottonwood Beach, sites 17, 19, 21 and 24 (double sites).

Boulder Beach is a group camping site that is the equivalent of four of our standard size camp sites. Amenities for Boulder Beach include a fire pits, two picnic tables and shady palapa umbrellas, with easy access to our river put-in, and other amenities like horseshoes and our beach volleyball court.  Boulder Beach is ideal for group camping throughout the year. This is also a great camp site to reserve for special events like family reunions, birthday getaways, or themed parties.

Summer months such as July and August can be very warm in Kernville, CA. We recommend that you bring along an “Easy-Up” shade canopy to provide extra shade while camping. Firewood and ice are available for purchase right on-site.

What can you do? Plan before you come.

MRA encourages each of our camping guests to help preserve our pristine environment by creating less trash in the first place. When planning to go camping in the Sequoia National Forest, remember to pack items such as reusable/washable food containers and eating utensils. Use cloth towels instead of paper, and bring reusable water bottles. Bring a personal mess kit which consists of non-disposable or reusable plates, bowls, a cup and utensils, available at sporting goods stores, or in your own kitchen. We have a handy wash station near our restroom. These are just a few ways in which you can help to create less trash, save room in our landfills and leave behind something precious for future generations. Thank you for being respectful of the Kern River Valley and the Sequoia National Forest!

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